Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Iain Macmillan

Visiting Researcher


Iain trained in Medicine in the UK at Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital. He worked in General Medicine and then specialised in Psychiatry, training in Norwich and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he developed his interest in mood disorders.

He has worked as a Consultant in Norwich, UK, Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria, where he was Medical Director of Orygen Youth Health, a specialist Youth Mental Health service.

He is currently Consultant to the South of Tyne EIP service, based in Sunderland and Lead Consultant for Planned Care, South of Tyne, within NTW NHS Foundation Trust. In 2015 he was appointed to lead the Academic Clinical Collaboration in Psychosis Research for Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Iain has been involved in research into MRI scanning and deep white matter hyperintensities in Bipolar Disorder, and treatment and outcomes in early psychosis. He helped to develop the MRC-funded ISREP (Improving Social Recovery in Early Psychosis) trial with Professor David Fowler in Norwich, and was convenor for the Bipolar Clinical Research Group of the Mental Health Research Network in the UK.

He is a Fellow of the UK and Australian Colleges of Psychiatrists, the International Society for Affective Disorders and a Member of the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the International Association for Youth Mental Health and the International Early Psychosis Association.